Laura Balzano
Lab: 3610 Engineering Hall
Lab phone: 608-263-1557

Laura Balzano is a postdoctoral scholar in Electrical and Computer Engineering, working with Professor Robert Nowak at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Laura received her BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, the University of California in Los Angeles, and the University of Wisconsin, respectively. She received the Outstanding MS Degree of the year award from UCLA. She has worked as a software engineer at Applied Signal Technology, Inc. Her PhD was supported by a 3M fellowship. Her main research focus is on statistical signal processing, estimation, and modeling with highly incomplete or corrupted data, and its applications in network monitoring, sensor networks, and collaborative filtering.

Would you like to read Laura's blog? In it, she discusses science and the cultural role of scientists, gender issues, and a smidgen of politics. Also there are a lot of funny links. Seriously, check out the dinosaur programmers.